DST Fellowship for Women 2017- Women's Scientists Scheme WOS

Department of Science and Technology (DST) offers 'Women's Scientists Scheme (WOS)' Fellowship for Women Scientist 2017

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is offering a 'Women's Scientists Scheme (WOS)', which focuses on the projects that are related to Science and Technology interventions for the benefit of the society


The move has been primarily aimed at providing a chance for women scientists and technologist who belong to the age group of 27 to 57 and who has a break in their career but have a desire to return to the mainstream


The Fellowship is available for women who are pursuing PhD, M Phil/M. Tech & M.Sc. Programmes; the Women's Scientist Scheme will be focusing n projects that are related to the science and technology interventions


Scholarship Award

The fellowship is offering a total amount of Rs. 55000 under the scheme for PhD or its equivalent where the total project cost is not exceeding Rs.30 Lakhs. For M. Phil/M. Tech the scheme covers Rs.40,000 with the total project coming under the cost of Rs.25 Lakhs


The M.Sc. or its equivalent course is offered an amount of Rs.30,000 with the total cost not exceeding Rs.20 Lakhs


The total project cost includes the fellowship of the Principal Investigator (PI), Consumables, Travel, Contingencies and minor Equipment(s) but exceeds Overheads



Women from S&T domain having permanent position/employment are not eligible to apply in this scheme. women scientist of age group 27 - 57 years having break in their career and interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are encouraged to apply under WOS-B


All such applications will be subjected to a rigorous selection process and only the most promising may be extended budgetary support


Project Duration

The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years


Selection Process

The Project proposals received will be examined through internal screening and Principal Investigator (PI) of only such proposals that are ‘screened in’ may be called for presentation before an Expert Committee. The final decision of DST will be communicated to the applicants only after obtaining due administrative and financial approvals



DST has started e-PMS (onlinedst.gov.in) for online submission of research proposal. Principal Investigator has to register at this portal and then upload the proposal in the given format. WOS-B Proposal Format is available on e-PMS under KIRAN Division and at DST website


Two (2) hardcopies of submitted research proposal should also be sent to Dr Vandana Singh, Scientist, Dept. of Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,

New Delhi-110016, by Speed Post

The envelope should be super-scribed with ‘Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)’


Important Dates


Last Date of Submission: 15th September 2017


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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